||I was leaning towards supporting this ballot, but now as I think about this more, I'm wondering if the decal's "status" would then become necessary if serialized decals are to become tracked. For example, if a company is revoked, his license and decals are no longer valid: he must reinstate his account and get a new license and decals. Under his original (now revoked) license, he ordered 80 decals. Under his reinstated license he only ordered 20 decals to save money. 60 trucks in his fleet still run the "revoked" decals, while 20 run with the newly assigned decals -- they all look the same after all. OR-- he orders 80 new decals with his reinstatement (like he did on his original), but doesn't see the need to remove the revoked decals off of 80 trucks only to replace them with the "new" decals having different serial numbers -- they look the same, and it's November after all. Either way, with this ballot the Clearinghouse will show ALL of the decals issued to the carrier for the year whether they are currently valid or not. Do we really even care that some of the decals are technically no longer good?? They were all issued to that company, after all.
Leasing companies are another story -- some notify us when a driver has been terminated. They no longer want their decal associated with that driver's truck. Should that particular decal serial number now have a status of "invalid" so it can be accurately be reflected in the Clearinghouse? Again do we really care?
If we do care, that's more programming costs that could make this ballot less palatable to those jurisdictions already citing programming costs as a concern.